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Best Practices in Trade Practices

Introduction After the Prohibition was repealed by the 21st Amendment, a complex web of alcohol beverage laws created a “three-tier system” in which independence must exist between alcohol beverage manufacturers, distributors, and retailers. The ways in which these three tiers can interact is strictly controlled by federal and state laws. Armed with an increased budget ...
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The Most Easily-Remedied Mistakes F&B Employers May Not Know They Are Making

INTRODUCTION. Restaurateurs spend months (and sometimes years) working with attorneys and other professionals preparing to open, dedicating countless hours to paperwork-intensive processes such as corporate formation, leases, permits, and the like. Unfortunately, by the time they are ready to hire employees and open their doors, they often do not cross the finish line with the ...
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Alcohol Advertising in the Digital Age

Introduction Suppliers and retailers of alcoholic beverages advertise their respective products and offerings in a wide variety of digital outlets. Questions arise as to how the complex legal landscape of alcohol regulation applies in these digital spaces. Advertising media include social network services (e.g., Facebook), video sharing sites (e.g., YouTube), blogs, and smartphone applications. In ...
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Risk Management – Alcohol and Recreational Marijuana – Meetings & Events

Hosting a meeting or event can open your company up to risk and liability. It is important to carefully examine each event individually, looking for what could go wrong, weaknesses and specific threats or hazards. Although this seems like a negative approach, it is actually a positive: after all, you want to make sure your ...
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